Wednesday, March 29, 2017

UMD CS Undergraduate Researcher Designing Apps for Dementia

Bringing Memories to the Surface
March 28, 2017
Daniel Alvarado and Cheryl Reitan

UMD student designs app to help people with dementia
Undergraduate student, Yichen Wei, works with Dr. Arshia Khan on a UROP project designing an app that helps patients with dementia. It uses research, conducted by renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks, in which he played music for patients with Alzheimer's which calmed them and helped them remember the past. "Those memories have not disappeared, they are just misconnected in the brain," says Yichen. The app will use resources such as personalized music libraries, a selection of family photos, newspaper headlines, music from different eras, and other cues that will help patients recall memories. 

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Jonathan Beaulieu and Manoj Naik Win UMD Award!

Two UMD CS Graduate students, Jonathan Beaulieu and Manoj Naik Prakash were among the 2017 UMD Student Awards recipients, recognized for their outstanding service and leadership to our campus and community by students. All recipients and nominees were honored at the annual Students Awards program, Sunday, April 9, 2017. Please join us in congratulating them!

Bulldog Award (Graduate Students)
Jonathan Beaulieu
Manoj Naik Prakash